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Inside the March 2008 issue, Volume 48...
The New Time-and-Materials Rules: What Do They Mean to You?
The new rules governing time-and-materials contracts can not only be confusing at times, but they can also sometimes contradict other rules and further complicate that which they were created to simplify.
By: JOHN N. FORD AND SAMUEL G. DAVIDSON
The "Buyer's Ten Commandments" for Procuring Commercial Items
Adhering to these principles shall simplify the rules for procuring commercial items.
By: DORIS HOLLINGSWORTH GRAY
Service Levels: The Carrot, the Stick, or Neither?
The track record of service level agreements as a tool to drive desired vendor behavior has been nothing short of a failure. Fortunately, for customers who want to get what they paid for, there is a better model.
By: STEPHEN R. GUTH
Demonstrating Leadership: How to Guide Your Company Forward in Today’s Business Environment
Managing a company is becoming increasingly complex, and if you don't take the proper precautions, your company's success will regress instead of move forward toward greater achievements.
By: STEVE HARNEY
If It Walks and Talks Like EVM…It Must be Earned Value Management
Performance-based payments are in effect a simple form of earned value, but nowhere in any government documents do they refer to it as earned value management-but it certainly is earned value.
By: QUENTIN W. FLEMING AND JOEL M. KOPPELMAN
Bringing Contracts Alive: Contract Management with Knowledge Management Tools
Contract management is about creating value out of contracts…and avoiding costly problems. Can we make their management any easier?
By: JIM BRANDER AND ALEX LUPU